Treatment of arterial disorders of the abdominal organs
Disorders of the bowel and renal arteries caused by narrowing or occlusion is a complex and potentially life-threatening clinical picture.
With slowly increasing narrowing of intestinal arteries, patients often suffer from abdominal pain when eating and lose a lot of body weight by avoiding it. Sudden occlusion of one or more intestinal arteries, on the other hand, is usually survived for only a few hours and, despite considerable improvements in modern vascular surgery diagnostics and therapy, still represents a clinical picture with a high mortality rate.
Narrowing of the renal arteries often manifests itself in difficult-to-control high blood pressure and steadily deteriorating kidney function.
Treatment options include surgical reopening (atherectomy) or bridging (bypass) of the renal artery as well as vascular dilatation using catheters (angioplasty).